I cringe every time the other team takes a shot. I haven't done that since Theodore was the starter.
You can't tell me this defense is worse than previous years of Florida. Vokoun is McNabb.
I have felt that way since vintage Kolzig. I can't really blame the goalies though when the defense has been very lackluster since the mid-90s. GMGM has never built a legitimate defense for the Caps. Alzner, Carlson, and Orlov are still too young to see.
So at this point, do we hope Colorado gives us a lottery pick and we just keep tanking and get a top 10, 15 at most?
Let's hope not. Even with potential studs in this years draft, that doesn't mean they will become NHL players and some will take a few years to develop. Personally, I hope the Colorado pick becomes a lottery pick. I much rather have a lower Cap's draft pick and make the playoffs narrowly. The problem with narrowly making the playoffs and possibly winning a round gives GMGM and Ted faith they were right and their continual excuses rather than addressing the real issues.